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Public Service Reduction of Emoluments Decree 2000

REPUBLIC OF FIJI


PUBLIC SERVICE REDUCTION OF EMOLUMENTS DECREE 2000


(INTERIM CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT DECREE NO. 27)


IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Interim Civilian Government by section 4 of the Interim Civilian Government (Transfer of Executive Authority) Decree No. 19 of 2000 and acting on the advice of the Cabinet, I, Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda, President of the Republic of Fiji hereby make this Decree to provide for the reduction of emoluments and allowances of persons employed in the public service-


Short title and commencement


1. This Decree may be cited as the Public Service Reduction of Emoluments Decree 2000 and is deemed to have commenced on 1st August 2000.


Reduction of salary and allowances


2.- (1) The salary and wages payable to a person employed in the public service including a wage earner or person employed on local contract is reduced by 12.5%.


(2) Any allowances linked to salaries or wages shall be calculated on the reduced salary level or rate of wages.


(3) In this section, "public service" has the meaning given by the State Services Decree No. 6 of 2000.


Exceptions


3. -(1) This Decree does not apply to-


(a) judges of the High Court and Court of Appeal;


(b) recipients of pensions under the Fiji Servicemen's After-care Fund Act;


(c) expatriate contract officers; and


(d) basic pension including allowance linked to such pension payable by the Government.


Made at Suva this 8th day of September 2000.


J. I. ULUIVUDA
President of the Republic of Fiji


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